Education Support Assistant

£18,856 - £18,856 Per Year, £18,856 - £20,956
10 Sep 2021 14:45
09 Oct 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Education Support Assistant

Are you an exceptional administrator? Are you ready to join the UK`s leading educational charity in transforming futures?

The Workers` Educational Association is a unique charity and the UK`s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. With a clear vision and a strong social purpose, we bring great teaching to local communities, with life-changing courses held in clubs, pubs, workplaces, schools and almost anywhere else you can think of. Since 1903, we have been giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to return to learning - inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens. We see education as a tool for social justice, not just self-improvement, and we pride ourselves on making learning egalitarian and accessible. Volunteers play a central role in everything we do, from governance through to classroom support, helping us deliver courses to 50,000 people in 2,300 locations - and enabling us to reach 80% of the population.

This is a Fixed Term Contract until 30/04/2022.

Providing comprehensive administrative support to our Reach Out project in Aberdeen, you will enjoy extensive involvement with students; from student recruitment, publicity and marketing, to course delivery and day to day support to the programme. Depending on your background and interests, you could find yourself supporting outdoor learning, on-line learning, classroom ICT provision, and supporting students and volunteers.

Our well established Reach Out Project supports students who may have substance misuse issues, mental health challenges, and may be long term unemployed. We want to be as diverse as they are, so we are keen to hear from candidates from minority backgrounds, and ideally from candidates with some experience in working with these groups, and a good understanding of the issues they face every day.

We need someone with good organisational skills, a strong administrative background and the highest standard of IT literacy. Needless to say, you will be self-motivated, happy to work as part of a small team and very flexible, and you will share our passion for education as a tool for transformation.
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